Mass. mom Lindsay Clancy to be arraigned from hospital bed on charges of murdering her children

Lindsey Clancy, a Massachusetts mother, will face manslaughter charges Tuesday for allegedly strangling her three young children from her hospital bed.

The labor and delivery nurse, 32, will appear in Plymouth District Court via Zoom on two counts of murder and three counts of strangulation and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. WCVB reported..

Clancy, who was on leave from her job at Massachusetts General Hospital, allegedly killed her daughter Cora, 5, son Dawson, 3, and her 7-month-old son Callen, who later died at the hospital.

Upgraded charges are expected after the death of the child.

The mother has been hospitalized since jumping from a second-story window in her Duxbury home on Jan. 24 during a brutal murder-suicide attempt, authorities said.

Clancy’s husband, Patrick, returned home from getting food and called 911 after discovering her outside.

Cora and Dawson were pronounced dead that night at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, while Callen died three days later at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Lindsey Clancy is accused of allegedly strangling her three young children to death.
Facebook / Lindsay Marie Clancy

Clancy, who shared about her struggles with motherhood anxiety on social media, reportedly suffered from postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis.

Last week, her lawyer Kevin Reddington told the court she had overdosed on 12 prescription drugs at the time and plans to argue she lacks criminal responsibility.

“What these people have gone through since October is hellish.” Reddington said Friday night on WBZ’s “Nightside.”

“The medications she was prescribed — SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the most common type of antidepressant), she was on Seroquel, she was on Sertraline, she was on Benzodiazepine,” he said, per the outlet. in accordance.

A memorial with flowers and stuffed toys
Clancy suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety prior to the murders of her three children.
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“And those drugs, during that short period of time, as her husband Pete eloquently mentioned, turned her into a zombie. That’s what she told her doctor,” Reddington said.

She said Clancy was “high on medication until a week ago when her husband went to the doctor and asked her for help and said, ‘Please, you’re making her a zombie,'” WCVB reported.

The lawyer said Clancy should not be held responsible for the death and described her as “an incredible mother” who cared deeply for her children.

Cora, Dawson, and Callan Clancy
The charges include two counts of murder, and three counts of strangulation and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

“I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me who were nurses who worked with him. [Mass General Hospital]constantly citing the fact that she only talks about her children,” said Reddington, who successfully argued for Clancy to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in her hospital room.

Clancy has been under constant observation at the hospital and has “literally no contact with anyone other than her former attorney and medical staff,” the lawyer said.

He also disputed an earlier statement by the Duxbury Police Chief, who said Clancy was recovering physically. Reddington called the statement “an outright lie” and said he was unable to act.

But an attorney for the DA’s office told WCVB that Clancy could be transferred.

“She is not paralyzed. She can move her legs. She can move her arms. She has been writing and able to communicate verbally,” said the unnamed lawyer.

Funeral services for the three children were held Friday at St. Mary of the Nativity in Scituate.

Patrick has shown his support for his wife during the tragedy – even saying he has forgiven her.

The Clancy Family
Clancy’s husband, Patrick, reportedly told her doctor that he was turning the mother into a “zombie” with medication.
Facebook / Lindsay Marie Clancy

“Many people have said they can’t imagine and they are right, there is nothing that can prepare you. The trauma and pain is excruciating and endless,” she wrote.

“I miss them constantly and the less sleep I get, the more I dream about them. As any parent knows, it’s impossible to understand how much you’ll love your children until they’re yours.” Don’t have. It’s the same for understanding the devastation of losing them. Cora, Dawson, and Callen were the essence of my life and I’m completely lost without them,” continued Patrick.

“I want to ask all of you that you feel deeply within you to forgive Lindsey, as I have. The real Lindsey was a generous, loving and caring person with everyone — me, our children, With family, friends and his patients. His soul is so loving. All I want for him now is to find some peace,” he added.

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